Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience

The University of Manchester - School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date: 21/12/2017
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Duration: starting 1st January 2018 until 31st December 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate: School of Biological Sciences
Hours Per week: Full Time
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10998

This full-time position is to support an ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Matt Lambon Ralph (BRAIN2MIND_NEUROCOMP: “Developing and delivering neurocomputational models to bridge between brain and mind.”).

The postdoc research associate post will assist with direction of the research programme, especially with the design and implementation of neuroanatomically-constrained models of language function. There may also be opportunities to design and implement underpinning neuroanatomical and functional imaging studies, to collate, score and analyse data. Essential skills, knowledge and qualifications include: Hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience; established skills and publication track-record in computational modelling; extensive and up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge in cognitive neuroscience, theories of semantic cognition and its disorders, theories of language function and its disorders; excellent or emerging technical skills in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, fMRI, MR tractography, functional connectivity analyses.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. Matt Lambon Ralph


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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